Definition of exclusionary rule in English:

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exclusionary rule

Pronunciation: /ikˈsklo͞oZHəˌnerē ˌro͞ol/


US Law
A law that prohibits the use of illegally obtained evidence in a criminal trial.
Example sentences
  • Illustrating this point, the Court has held that the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule and the Miranda exclusionary rule do not apply to the impeachment of a criminal defendant who testifies.
  • In 1984 Congress undercut the exclusionary rule which barred evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
  • First, I feel no doubt that the modern climate of judicial and professional opinion favours the relaxation of exclusionary rules of evidence in civil cases whenever it seems safe to do so.

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Syllabification: ex·clu·sion·ar·y rule

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